Photos: East End master printmaker demonstrates his craft

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Dan Welden adds to the print using a water crayon.

Dan Welden of Sag Harbor, a master printmaker, painter, teacher and author, conducted a free public demonstration of his printmaking process in the Carriage House at the East End Arts in Riverhead Friday.

Mr. Welden, who was assisted by artist Rosamaria Eisler during the all-day program, is the originator of the printmaking technique called the ‘solarplate’ method.

As a pioneer, he is at the forefront of using safer and greener methods for printmaking without the use of acids and other dangerous chemicals.

During his 40-year career as an artist and printmaker he has shown his work in more than 70 solo exhibits and over 500 group exhibitions across the United States and abroad.

Check out photos from Friday’s program below:

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